Jack Richard Bohannon
1941 ~ 2023
Dallas, Texas…In loving memory of Jack Richard Bohannon, son of Beatrice Owen Bohannon and Bryon Marsh Bohannon, and younger brother to Byron Owen Bohannon. Born March 16, 1941, Jack Bohannon bid farewell to the world on October 30, 2023.
Jack taught history in Florida after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Florida. As Sales Director at Susan Crane from 1974 to 1993, Jack traveled the world but held a special place in his heart for his hometowns of Maysville and Kansas City, Missouri.
Social and gregarious, he made friends everywhere he went, from Berlin to Mexico City. A passionate historian, Jack’s extensive book collection reflected his love for the Civil War, Berlin, architecture, and American history. Jack called Florida, Houston, and finally Dallas, his homes.
He is survived by nephews Kerry Bohannon and Michael Bohannon, nieces Nancy Hoesl and Kelly Habash, four grandnephews, and two grandnieces. Jack’s enduring companions were his books, The New York Times, and his cat Mary Margaret who remained by his side for nearly two decades. He leaves behind an appreciation of family and the friends who stayed by him, and a collection of over 1,000 matchbooks from practically every hotel and restaurant he visited over the decades.
Jack will be interred, along with Mary Margaret and (by lifelong request) his hairbrush, next to his mother and father in Maysville, Missouri. May he rest in eternal peace.
Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 30, 2023, at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Maysville, MO.